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* [[NASPA Bulletin]]: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
 
* [[NASPA Bulletin]]: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
 
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* [[Club news]]: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
* [[Member news]]: news about our members outside of their Scrabble lives
 
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* [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/tourneys/calendar.html Tournament calendar]: upcoming tournaments
 
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== Current news ==
 
== Current news ==
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=== July 1, 2021 Resumption of Normal Operations ===
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NASPA will end the [[COVID-19 | COVID-19 moratorium]] and resume normal operations on September 1, 2021.
  
=== April 30, 2020 [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
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=== July 1, 2021 NASPA Management Restructuring ===
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year four elective seats need to be filled:
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The NASPA [[Executive Committee]] announced a [http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=301502&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf restructuring of the NASPA management team].
  
* Canada
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=== June 17, 2021 Removal of Participant Cap for Vaccinated Players ===
* US Midwest
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As of June 21st, 2021, there is no cap on the number of [[Vaccinated Play |fully vaccinated players]] who can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.
* US Northeast
 
* US West
 
  
Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2020. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
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=== May 20, 2021 Resumption of Play for Vaccinated Players ===
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As of June 1st, 2021, small groups of [[Vaccinated Play |fully vaccinated players]] can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.
  
=== March 18, 2020 NASPA suspended club and tournament activity because of COVID-19 ===
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=== April 28, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections Cancelled ===
[http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=14937&m=286005&t=42bfeecf990f5ae04e8a9ea793c9a29e79393ee2e6b4b72ecef1a231ef1a0fa9 NASPA has suspended all club and tournament activity because of the COVID-19 pandemic.]
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Members voted to postpone [[2021 Advisory Board Elections |Advisory Board elections]] for a year. Terms of current members will be extended for a year.
  
=== March 10, 2020 NASPA released Coronavirus (COVID-19) information ===
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=== March 18, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections ===
NASPA released[[COVID-19 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for members and directors]].
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The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] has asked members to [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/vote.pl vote] on whether [[2021 Advisory Board Elections |elections]] should be held as scheduled or postponed for a year.
  
=== January 30, 2020 Registration is open for the 2020 NASC in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020 ===
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=== March 18, 2021 Printed NASPA Word List 2020 Edition ===
Registration is now open for the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship. [http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/2020_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship Click here to find out more.]
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Printed versions of the [[NWL2020 | NASPA Word List 2020]] and [[NSWL2020 | NASPA School Word List 2020]] are now available to order from the [https://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/shop.pl NASPA Store].
  
=== October 1, 2019 The 2020 NASC will be in Baltimore (MD) from August 1 to 5, 2020 ===
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=== March 4, 2021 2021 NASC Canceled ===
Save the date - the 2020 North American SCRABBLE Championship (NASC) will be in Baltimore (MD) from Aug 1 to 5, 2020! [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8krCU_9YrU0 Watch the announcement on NASPA Tonight.]
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The [[2021_North_American_SCRABBLE_Championship|2021 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] is canceled because of ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
 
=== July 24, 2019 [[Alec Sjoholm]] wins [[2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship]] ===
 
Congratulations to [[Alec Sjoholm]], winner of the [[2019 North American SCRABBLE Championship]]. View the [[Media:Nasc_winner_release_2019.pdf |press release]].
 
 
 
=== July 22, 2019 The NASPA [[Executive Committee]] announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team. ===
 
The Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team at the annual Town Meeting. Read about the restructuring [http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=277480&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf here].
 
 
 
=== July 14, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1 Available for Linux ===
 
NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Linux platform in addition to Windows and macOS platforms.
 
 
 
=== July 6, 2019 [[Kevin Gauthier]] and [[John Karris]] join Tournament Committee ===
 
We thank Kevin Gauthier and John Karris for joining the NASPA Tournament Committee.
 
 
 
=== June 26, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.1 Available for [[CSW2019]] ===
 
NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.1 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.
 
 
 
=== June 6, 2019 [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] - Results ===
 
There were no contested seats after the nomination process so an election was not needed.
 
 
 
=== May 2, 2019 Collins 2019 to Take Effect on July 1, 2019 ===
 
The NASPA [[Advisory Board]] decided that the [https://www.collinsdictionary.com/scrabble/ Collins Official SCRABBLE Words 2019] will take effect for Collins play at sanctioned clubs and tournaments on July 1, 2019.
 
 
 
=== April 29, 2019 [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] - Nominations open ===
 
Elections for NASPA's Advisory Board (AB) are approaching. This year three elective seats need to be filled:
 
 
 
* US South
 
* US West
 
* At Large
 
 
 
Nominations are open from May 1 through May 31, 2019. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact NASPA at [mailto:info@scrabbleplayers.org info@scrabbleplayers.org].
 
 
 
=== March 3, 2019 [[Zyzzyva]] Release 3.2.0 Available for [[NWL2018]] ===
 
NASPA Zyzzyva Release 3.2.0 is now available for the Windows and macOS platforms.
 
 
 
=== February 1, 2019 [[Ted Gest]] chairs [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
 
We thank Ted Gest for succeeding Alan Stern as chair of
 
the NASPA Club/Director Committee; and thank Alan for his past service.
 
 
 
=== January 8, 2019 [[Sue Tremblay]] joins [[Club/Director Committee]] ===
 
We thank Sue Tremblay for joining the NASPA Club/Director Committee.
 
 
 
=== January 8, 2019 [[John Bulten]] joins [[Dictionary Committee]] ===
 
We thank John Bulten for joining the NASPA Dictionary Committee;
 
John had previously been a valued member of the NSA Dictionary Committee.
 
 
 
=== January 7, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] PDFs posted to [{{SERVER}}/cgi-bin/services.pl Member Services] ===
 
The new words found in the Official Tournament and Club Word List, 2018 Edition have been posted on NASPA Member Services as easily printable PDFs.
 
 
 
=== January 3, 2019 [[OTCWL2018]] implementation delayed ===
 
The [[Advisory Board]] has determined that implementation of OTCWL2018 will be delayed from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019.
 
 
 
=== January 1, 2019 [[Joshua Sokol]] and [[Colin Viebrock]] acclaimed to [[Canadian Committee]] ===
 
We thank Joshua Sokol for continuing on in his role at the NASPA Canadian Committee, and welcome first-time member Colin Viebrock, who replaces the outgoing [[Mad Palazzo]].
 
  
 
== Archived news ==
 
== Archived news ==
  
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* [[2020 Breaking news archive]]
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* [[2019 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2018 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]
 
* [[2017 Breaking news archive]]

Latest revision as of 19:04, 1 July 2021

This page contains current and recent breaking news about NASPA.

See also:

  • IContact: an online archive of NASPA News (originally called Tournament Talk), a weekly newsletter, and other emails sent to the membership.
  • NASPA Bulletin: an online archive of NASPA Bulletins (not currently in publication).
  • Club news: news about activities at our sanctioned clubs
  • Tournament calendar: upcoming tournaments
  • Tournament results: past tournaments
  • ... and our home page, which will always list the top stories.


Current news

July 1, 2021 Resumption of Normal Operations

NASPA will end the COVID-19 moratorium and resume normal operations on September 1, 2021.

July 1, 2021 NASPA Management Restructuring

The NASPA Executive Committee announced a restructuring of the NASPA management team.

June 17, 2021 Removal of Participant Cap for Vaccinated Players

As of June 21st, 2021, there is no cap on the number of fully vaccinated players who can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.

May 20, 2021 Resumption of Play for Vaccinated Players

As of June 1st, 2021, small groups of fully vaccinated players can participate in sanctioned tournaments and club sessions.

April 28, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections Cancelled

Members voted to postpone Advisory Board elections for a year. Terms of current members will be extended for a year.

March 18, 2021 NASPA Advisory Board Elections

The NASPA Advisory Board has asked members to vote on whether elections should be held as scheduled or postponed for a year.

March 18, 2021 Printed NASPA Word List 2020 Edition

Printed versions of the NASPA Word List 2020 and NASPA School Word List 2020 are now available to order from the NASPA Store.

March 4, 2021 2021 NASC Canceled

The 2021 North American SCRABBLE Championship is canceled because of ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Archived news